Definition of black nationalism in English:

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black nationalism


The advocacy of separate national status for black people, especially in the US.
Example sentences
  • These include the outlook of protest politics, Stalinism, bourgeois nationalism and forms of identity politics such as black nationalism.
  • From the Beat generation to black nationalism to socialist revolution: what a long, strange, incendiary trip it's been, one that has inspired reams of commentary and criticism.
  • The failures in Newark, combined with the factionalism and disillusion that followed the Gary convention, prompted him to abandon black nationalism for Marxism.


black nationalist

Example sentences
  • The article compares these comments with Street's own history as a community activist and black nationalist during the 1960s and 70s.
  • Both leaders went aboard the ‘peace train’ to witness the start of talks between Rhodesia's white government and black nationalists who were demanding majority rule.
  • There's a very hip young air force veteran who works the night shift so he can battle Cincinnati's black nationalists during the day on a radio talk show he hosts.

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Syllabification: black na·tion·al·ism

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